Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Doom gloom,strikes and Osborne-Wednesday's papers

Only one topic on the front pages this morning,the Chancellor,the Debt crisis and the public sector.

Osborne strikes first is the headline in both the Times and the Guardian.

He has told public sector workers and the low paid that they will be the ones to pick up the bill for his attempts to kickstart Britain's stagnant economy says the later whilst the Times says that he targeted the pay of teachers, nurses and soldiers and revealed plans to shed an extra 300,000 public sector jobs

The Telegraph warns that families will suffer six more years of economic pain in form of falling living standards, rising unemployment and unprecedented series of public spending cuts.

Britain is braced for a debt storm says the FT,reporting that George Osborne admitted that even this dark outlook could turn out to be optimistic if the eurozone crisis worsened, the chancellor warned that political failure in Europe could result in “a much worse outcome” for Britain.

Whilst the Mirror with the Chancellor dressed as the captain of the sinking SS Britain says that he yesterday targeted women and children to bail out sinking Britain.

The Mail meanwhile looks to today's public sector strikes asking the strikers whether they still think it is a good idea after the Chancellor stunned unions with an unexpected triple whammy of cost-cutting measures

The Express though finds some gloom in yesterday's announcments with the news that pensioners were handed an income boost worth up to £550 next year in a package of measures designed to “help Britain safely through the storm”.

Only the Sun chooses not to lead with the Autumn statement instead going with the news that Michael Jackson's Doctor was jailed for four years yesterday,the maximum sentence that could have been handed down.

The Times adds that he was preparing to blackmail the singer,the Judge telling the courtroom that Conrad Murray had committed “medicine madness” to gain “money, fame, prestige”

In other news,the storming of our embassy in Tehran is covered.The Guardian reporting that Britain has threatened "serious consequences" for Iran after protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran, ransacking offices and diplomatic residences and triggering one of the worst crises in bilateral relations since the Islamic revolution 32 years ago.

Robert Fisk writing in the Independent says that it's a weird irony that Iranians know the history of Anglo-Persian relations better than the Brits.

The Leveson inquiry continues.The Telegraph reports that the evidence of former Hack Paul McMullan who said thatAndy Coulson imported the practice of phone hacking to the News of the World “wholesale” from his time working at The Sun.

Finally as the inquest into the death of Gary Speed opened,the Star claims that ten top footballers have begged for help fighting depression.

The paper reports that the desperate stars contacted Tony Adams’ Sporting Chance Clinic after the Wales manager was found dead at his £2million mansion

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